Electoral Reform Committee report almost in works, but PM comments cast shadow


Based on comments last week, it seems unlikely the committee will recommend adopting either online or mandatory voting in Canada.

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Liberals, Conservatives reach deal to resettle persecuted Yazidis ahead of vote

Nadia Murad, right, a Yazidi advocate and survivor of ISIS enslavement, helped Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, left, to campaign for Canada's government to prioritize the resettlement of displaced Yazidis over the past several months. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia


The NDP immigration critic is calling for the resettlement of 3,000-plus members of the Iraqi religious and ethnic minority immediately, after the government and Conservative critic reached a deal to deem them a priority.

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